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2012 Drinker's Choice Award Winners

by Drink DC on Mar 14, 2012 in Culture
2012 Drinker's Choice Award Winners

Over the past month, we put out a call for your opinions, and you, the drinkers of Washington, have answered in resounding fashion, voting up a storm in our first annual Drinker’s Choice Awards. Races were quite close in several categories, a testament to our growing drinking scene. Great beer bars are proliferating, the craft cocktail culture is catching on and wine options are getting more varied by the day. While we love them all, someone had to come out on top. To that end, we’re thrilled to announce the 2012 Drinker’s Choice winners.

Each winning establishment will receive a special trophy, and – more importantly – some serious bragging rights. Stay tuned throughout the next week as we chat with the first place champs and tell you more about what makes them great.

 

Best Bar-Hopping Neighborhood 

H Street Corridor - Winner

U Street - First Runner-Up
DuPont Circle - Second Runner-Up 

 

Best Sports Bar

Nellie's - Winner

Bufallo Billiards - First Runner-Up
Public Bar - Second Runner-Up

 

Best Wine Bar 

Dickson Wine Bar - Winner

Urbana - First Runner-Up
Zaytinya - Second Runner-Up

 

Best Cocktail Bar

The Passenger - Winner

TIE: Jack Rose & Cuba Libre - First Runners-Up
Smith Commons - Second Runner-Up

 

Best Beer Bar 

Churchkey - Winner

Merridian Pint - First Runner-Up
RFD - Second Runner-Up

 

Best Happy Hour

Bottom Line - Winner

Smith Commons - First Runner-Up
TIE: Front Page & Jackson 20 - Second Runners-Up

 

Best Wings

Clyde's - Winner

Hard Times Cafe - First Runner-Up
Smith Commons - Second Runner-Up

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